My Great Grandfather Was a Slave

I first learned of you while watching "Roots," the landmark miniseries about one family's journey from Africa, through the Middle Passage, to slavery and the epic struggle for freedom. I think it was during the scene where Kunta Kinte's foot gets chopped off for running away that my dad quietly said, "My grandfather used to talk about that." I stared at my father. Your grandfather? Yes, he was a slave. You KNEW him? Yes, he lived with us. WHAT? ...more
I just found this years after you have written it and it touched me. It it the narrative of your ...more